Litoria micromembrana (Tyler, 1963)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodryadidae > Subfamily: Litoriinae > Genus: Litoria > Species: Litoria micromembrana

Hyla micromembrana Tyler, 1963, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 86: 121. Holotype: SAMA R4150, by original designation. Type locality: "at an elevation of 7,500 ft. on Mt. Podamp, Wahgi—Sepik Divide, near Nondugl", Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

Litoria micromembranaTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 353.

English Names

Nodugl Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).

Distribution

Snow Mountains in eastern Papua (Indonesia) to Huon Peninsula and Mount Obree (Central Province) as well as Hunstein Mountains (East Sepik Province), Papua New Guinea (see comment).

Comment

For discussion see Tyler, 1968, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 96: 131. In the Litoria becki group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 14. Kraus and Allison, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 364-368, provided records for Central and East Sepik Provinces, Papua New Guinea. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 137, provided a brief account and considered this species to be in his Litoria pratti group and who regarded it likely that this species could be found anywhere in the central highlands.

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